FULL Mârouf, Savetier du Caire (Rabaud) Paris 2013 Bou Manfrino Courjal Leguérinel
Information on the Performance
- Work Title: Mârouf, Savetier du Caire
- Composer: Rabaud Henri
- Libretto: Lucien Népoty    Libretto Text, Libretto Index
- Venue & Opera Company: Salle Favart, Opera Comique, Paris, France
- Recorded: 2013
- Type: Staged Opera Live
- Singers: Jean-Sébastien Bou, Nathalie Manfrino, Nicolas Courjal, Franck Leguérinel, Frédéric Goncalvès, Doris Lamprecht, Christophe Mortagne, Luc Berthin-Hugault, Geoffroy Buffière, Olivier Déjean, Patrick Kabongo Mubenga, Ronan Debois, Safir Behloul
- Conductor: Alain Altinoglu
- Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
- Chorus: Choeur, accentus
- Stage Director: Jérôme Deschamps
- Stage Designer: Olivia Fercioni
- Costume Designer: Vanessa Sannino
- Lighting Designer: Marie-Christine Soma
Information about the Recording
- Format: Unknown
- Quality Video: 3 Audio:3
- Subtitles: nosubs
- Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
Opera Comique even had its greatest success of the inter-war period with these picaresque adventures taken from One Thousand and One Nights.
Fleeing a cantankerous wife and a thousand other dangers, a modest cobbler, Mârouf, is saved by the love of the daughter of a sultan. Picturesque characters, collective scenes, magical apparitions and twists follow one another at the gates of the desert.
Performed in its time around the world, the work combines the refinement of French music with the scent of oriental music, in the service of a “healthy good mood” that seduced Gabriel Fauré.
A contemporary of Ravel, Henri Rabaud was then approaching the height of his official career and his activities as a conductor, which eventually prevailed over composition.